Job area
Research & Development
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Contract type
Permanent Contract

Job description

Along the years we built a solid reputation with breakthrough research and intellectual property on yeast fermentation technology to develop innovative solution for nutrition and health. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic technician with great team spirit to join our team and expand our business in evaluating new concepts and products for human and animal nutrition and health, with a special focus on gut health and physiology.

A Day in the life of your new job

  • Implement and validate new protocols under the supervision of scientists.
  • Conduct microbiological analyses (bacteria culture and enumeration) and support project execution on-time.
  • After provided relevant training, carry out experiments independently, such as in vitro static and dynamic digestions (SHIME, TIM1): Nutrient bio-accessibility and probiotic survival under simulated gastro-intestinal tract conditions.
  • Consolidate, proactively communicate, and share results with team members, scientists and or managers.
  • Develop or propose new methodologies & applications with high quality documentation, electronic lab-book entry, maintenance of internal database records and written reports.


What will make you successful?

  • BAC+2/3 BTS or a professional degree, BTEC Higher National Diploma, Bachelor in biology, biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology, nutrition & health or related disciplines are welcome, physiology knowledge is a plus.
  • Experience in microbiology, human and animal physiology, and molecular biology (DNA / RNA purification, qPCR) are preferred.
  • At least one first successful experience in a research laboratory with proven track-record – in academia or industry (ideally >3-5y experience).
  • Comfortable working with various tools and equipment with associated skills to organize daily maintenance or reports.
  • Good Problem-solving skills and do-it yourself mindset are required.
  • Good communication, organization, and interpersonal skills to work in a dynamic and multicultural center.
  • Able to communicate in English (spoken and written) on a day-to-day basis.

If you are looking for a genuine opportunity for career and personal development, dream to work in a new laboratory with cutting-edge technologies to explore nutrition and health sciences, modern & collaborative workspaces ; don’t wait any longer and contact us.

Company description

A key global player in fermentation for more than a century, Lesaffre, with a 2,7 billion euro turnover, and established on all continents, counts 11,000 employees and more than 96 nationalities. On the strength of this experience and diversity, we work with customers, partners and researchers to find ever more relevant answers to the needs of food, health, naturalness and respect for our environment. Thus, every day, we explore and reveal the infinite potential of microorganisms.

To nourish 9 billion people, in a healthy way, in 2050 by making the most of our planet’s resources is a major and unprecedented issue. We believe that fermentation is one of the most promising answers to this challenge.

Lesaffre – Working together to better nourish and protect the planet.